Walter Reuther 1907-1970

Walter Reuther 1907-1970 (HM1YIQ)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 44.143', W 84° 33.119'

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Walter Reuther was a skilled die maker in Ford auto plants. Following a family heritage of labor and political activism, he joined the young United Auto Workers (UAW) in 1936 and quickly emerged as a leader. He gained national attention in May 1937 when Ford security agents attacked him and other UAW workers handing out leaflets on an overpass near the Rouge factory.
Union members elected Reuther their president in 1946. He held that post until his death. During his tenure, autoworkers made economic gains and obtained greater job security, paid vacations, medical insurance and pensions. An early proponent of universal health care, Reuther also supported civil rights and environmental movements.
Year Placed2007
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Date Added Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700391 N 4734373
Decimal Degrees42.73571667, -84.55198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.143', W 84° 33.119'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 8.58" N, 84° 33' 7.14" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230 N Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, US
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